PHOTO EPIC: Mt. SAC Welcomes Its New Students
August 15, 2023 - 09:45 AM
With just a few weeks before Fall 2023 begins, Student Life hosted the New Student Welcome at the new Student Center. The campus' premier large event facility was packed for the first time with college students eager to find out what was in store for them at Mt. SAC.
Fun and games began the day as students assembled in the Summit Events Center.
The Summit Events Center comprises most of the third floor of the building. The convention center- like ballroom will host most of Mt. SAC's largest events moving forward.
These students were amongst the first to see and hear from (also) new President/CEO, Dr. Martha Garcia.
Not even Mt. SAC's tenth president is above getting photobombed when the cameras come out.
Dr. Garcia is the first female President the college has had in five decades, and the very first person of color to hold the position.
Also brand new to Mt. SAC is Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Melba Castro. Dr. Castro takes over the three dozen services that are offered to students at Mt. SAC.
A couple of your student leaders here. César Tlatoāni is the new Student Trustee (L) and the new Associated Students President is Dani Silva (R). Both spoke and encouraged students to get involved on campus and talked of the many ways to do so.
Any idea what was next on the agenda?
You got it. Student Ambassadors took the new students to the four corners of the campus (more or less - Mt. SAC is is pretty vast).
Our camera mainly stuck with tour groups while they showed off the new Student Center, because...
Well... because it's new! Most people haven't had a chance to see it. However, summer students have been using it.
The new students were having a pretty good time seeing the sights within the Student Center.
The Student Center will house the student government, student clubs, various student services, meeting areas, rooms to reserve, as well as a restaurant and convenience store.
While on the tour, new students got to take a break and "Meet-a-Professor". A member of Mt. SAC faculty told these students what to expect in college classes and how it may differ greatly from their high school experience.
A resource fair ended the day outdoors, on the balcony of the third floor of the Student Center.
Most student and academic services had information tables to let students know all the support available to them.
The students enjoyed themselves. They seemed happy to have the opportunity to get to know the campus. It is good to know how a campus as large as Mt. SAC works before your first day of classes.
On August 28, these students will join with thousands more new students, and tens of thousands of returning students for the Fall 2023 semester.